Read Â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Georges SimenonS for nearly 6 years a true literary enterprise and worthy of this seriesMaigret and the Killer was originally published in 1969 Other new books that year included Papillon by Henri Charri re which if not read at the time people at the time will remember from the movie released in 1973 with Steve Mcueen and Dustin Hoffman Better know as a film also is Mario Puzo s great book The Godfather which inspired the film of the same name just 3 years laterIn context Simenon s Paris seems rooted in a gentle past with the Maigret novels
BEING IN LESS VIOLENT TIMES YETin less violent times Yet 50
YEARS AGO WE FIND MAIGRET AT FIRSTHAND RESPONDING TOago we find Maigret at firsthand responding to stabbing on the Streets of the capital Sadly one of several similar incidents of an all too familiar crime The only reason the Chief Inspector gets involved is that the victim is found close to Dr Pardon s house where he is a regular dinner guestThe only reason it becomes a case Maigret can follow p is because the victim is the son of a businessman of great standing in Paris societyThe book here takes a twist on the author s own rule of thumb He writes Almost always he had often repeated it was by getting to know the victim that one is led to his murderer Well here is the exceptional to that law Although it starts in the Linas kvällsbok (Linas kvällsbok, usual way As always he Maigret regretted not being able to d Unlike some of the Maigret books that I find a little forced this one doesn t end with Maigret explaining everything The killer in this story has his own story to tell which is both believable and effective I can read one Maigret book then I have to set them aside and do something else They are not mysteries in the true sense but instead are character studies of Maigret himself and the criminals he sets out to apprehend In a way he is like Father Brown of Chesterton s Father Brown Mysteries entering into the head of the criminal in such a way that he knows what they will do because it is something henderstands they WILL doThis book deals with A crime has been committed suspects are rounde. His death collecting human voices with a tape recorder often in the rougher districts of Paris But his wallet and his tape recorder have been left Poison (Med Center, untouched so the killer's motive isnclear One of his later Maigret novels I appreciate the moral grey but am less impressed with the narrative Simenon is good at narrative People zero in on the psychology but he s also a crack storyteller Here I think he s getting a bit lazy although it wasn t terrible by any means Maigret and the Coroner I thought was terrible it isn t half as good as Simenon s best Maigret fans it s worth reading just don t put it at the top of the Dirty Tricks (The Nancy Drew Files, ueue Readers new to Simenon read something else first I recommend Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets I have been reading this series for a number of years I really enjoy the books written towards the end of the series There is a certain coziness and interesting interpretation of life in Paris in the 1960s I can t getsed to how relatively short the Maigret books are 160 ish pages tops But Simenon can do a lot in a relatively small number of pages In this entry to the long running series a man is stabbed 7 times on a dark rainy Paris street He s the son of wealthy parents who went around tape recording other people s conversations Did he record the wrong people Or is there some other explanation This is only the second or third Simenon I ve read but I think that creating such vivid characters with such a minimum of verbiage is a rare skill Even toward the end of his long literary career Georges Simenon did not miss a beat His Superintendent Maigret
of 1969 was as fascinating as the Maigret of 38 years earlier A young scion of a perfume millionaire is1969 was as fascinating as the Maigret of 38 years earlier A young scion of a perfume millionaire is murdered outside a sleazy bar after tape recording a conversation setting p a burglary Is there a connection Perhaps Maigret investigates up a burglary Is there a connection Perhaps Maigret investigates possible connections and even prevents the burglary of a millionaire s villa based on the tape recorded snippets How the murder case is solved however is totally nforeseen except that somewhere in the back of his mind Maigret allowed for the improbable to happen Maigret 70 nearing the end of the novels 75 in totalPenguin has been reproducing these in modern translation. Maigret accompanying his physician on an emergency call is drawn into one of his most stubborn cases yet The victim a son of a wealthy perfume manufacturer had been enjoying an odd hobby before. D p But Maigret the detective in charge does not believe any of those that have been caught are the murderers Its a psychological thriller with a heart Its about normal people doing abnormal things including murder Its about mental illness and how a person can tell that they are doing something wrong thus recognize the difference between good and evil and yet are incapable of stopping themselves Its about grey not black and white Maigret s experience leads him to the murderer and the final result breaks his heartIts a fast and entertaining read It feels as if you are being told a
STORY BY THOSE INVOLVED M SIMENON WROTE AS WELLby those involved M Simenon wrote as well not better in 1969 than he did in the 1930 40 s I was so afraid that his later writing would not hold p against the old stuff It was a wonderful story Maigret has so much empathy and genuine concern for others This is the first one I ve read where Madame Maigret plays a supporting role Usually she is only mentioned in passing I m really hooked on this series if only the library would reopen so I can read the rest I m going broke ordering from ThriftBooks Where is my stimulus check LOL Another wonderful Maigret This one is a little different from the others I read It is not a typical murder I will not give anything away except to give the premiseA young man Antoine is a loner He has no friends yet he likes to hang around lots of different people The reason He likes to record their conversations Not just conversations he s not a snoop but he wants to record different situations the way other people take photographsOne night Antoine visits a cafe and surreptitiously records a conversation between men playing cards at a nearby table He downs his drink and leaves While walking down the street a man approaches him from behind and stabs him Not only stabs him but walks off stops turns around and stabs the now prostrate Antoine a few times before leaving againWho killed this man and why Maigret makes some The Soul of Money unusual discoveries and arrives at a surprising conclusion. He absence of clues begins to exasperate Maigretntil an anonymous letter reveals that he is dealing with no ordinary criminalMaigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon. .